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, and joe biden taking part in national day of service. and another chance to see highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. then a discussion about americans and their retirement savings accounts. >> i think every first lady brings a unique perspective to this job. if you did not, you could not live through it. i think to the extent this feels naturally to me at any level, and i would never have bought living in the white house would phil natural, it is because i tried to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this. at the same time, respecting and valuing the tradition that is america. >> the first ladies, the pirates and public lives. c-span teams up with the historical association for a first of its kind series for television. first ladies, influence and image, season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> saturday was the national day of service to honor the service and the legacy of martin luther king junior. one of these events took place at the washington -- the national mal
and applause] dr. biden is married to the vice president, joe biden. she is a mother and a grandmother. she is a great teacher, too. she teaches english at a community college. she is a strong supporter of military families, along with the first lady, michelle obama. dr. biden help create an organization that supports military families like mine. ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please join me in welcoming dr. jill biden. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everyone. thank you for that wonderful introduction. i'm so proud of him. i know you brought some other kids from your elementary school. it is so good to see all of you. [cheers and applause] i want to thank your mother and your whole family for their service to our country. j.r. martinez, it is always wonderful to see you. thank you for your service. and all that you continue to do for military families. the first lady and i are so excited to be here with all of these military kids. i went to get a special welcome to some very great kids from the delaware army national guard, 1 any. pliolice comp [applause] just a few weeks ago, i was
this day, joe biden was sworn in as vice president of the united states. tomorrow, tomorrow it will be ceremonial, but today, it is official. what a great day! what a great day we are listrating, emily's success with strength in numbers, women leading the way. isn't that exciting? 15 more women senators, democratic women in the united states senate. that is remarkable. in this cycle, 18 more democratic women in the house, bringing our number 261 women in the house. you hear a lot about -- 61 women in the house. you hear a lot about, how are some people going to reach women voters? the reason we are successful is that we're not just asking women for their vote -- we are asking them to serve. a seat at the table. that is why with emily's list's help, in the congress of the united states that was one in two weeks ago, the house democratic caucus -- women and minorities, lgbt make the majority of house democratic caucus. isn't that exciting? not only that -- they have seats at the head of the table. a majority of our ranking members, which means they will be chairman in a couple
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